How do we get frustrated worshipping God? We don’t. If all my ministry is a worship of God, then there will be no frustration in my ministry. How do we get discouraged or irritated worshipping God? Again, we do not. If I live from a worship of God then I do not live from my own imagination, and so I am not disappointed by that which is not real.
Proverbs 2:1-5 and 10 and 11 says, “My son, if you will receive my words and treasure my commandments within you, make your ear attentive to wisdom, incline your heart to understanding; for if you cry for discernment, lift your voice for understanding; if you seek her as silver and search for her as for hidden treasures; then you will discern the fear of the Lord and discover the knowledge of God… For wisdom will enter your heart and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul; discretion will guard you, understanding will watch over you…”
What happens when I worship God? I become wise. The Holy Spirit leads me into all truth. I seek His kingdom and righteousness first, and all those other things I need are added unto me by Him. I want to look at the world through the lens of the word of God, not through the lens of the news. God’s word leads me to worship, the news leads me away.
May my writing be part of that worship. May my relationships be part. May my hobbies and ministry and finances all be part of that worship. May God be glad in them all.
May I number my days by the love and grace of Jesus Christ: days numbered by love and joy and peace. Days numbered by kindness, goodness and faithfulness. May the accounting of them one by one and altogether add up to God’s pleasure.
In Isaiah 9:3 the prophet says of the Savior, our Savior, “… You shall increase their gladness; they will be glad in your presence as with the gladness of harvest, as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.” May God have our worship, a lifelong giving; it belongs to Him.